Thursday, November 29, 2007


Hot dog! I just got name checked in the New York Times Style Section. It's an article about DJs being fashion icons or something like that.

If any fashion people would like to send me free clothes -- I like baby doll and slip dresses in the shade of black -- here's my work address:

Sarah Lewitinn
Stolen Transmission
825 8th Ave 28th floor
new york, ny 10019

or bring me and karen shit on friday at the HangerBar on 3rd st btw Ave B and C. we'll be there from 11pm-4am.

I'm half kidding and half serious. i never took advantage of the free shit being thrown at djs or bloggers, and fuck it, i fit those two catagories so maybe i should.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


yes, this video is real. yes, it's amazing. no, i dont know if snoop is now in chromeo.




Is that Lindsay Lohan starring in the video? if so... major scene points to her.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I was a talking head in FUSE’s "Videos That Rocked the World!"
The series premiered on Monday with the Nirvana episode. Here is the schedule (i forget which ones I did, so you gotta watch em all!):

MONDAY, NOV. 2610:00P Videos That Rocked the World: NIRVANA, SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

TUESDAY, NOV. 2710:00P Videos That Rocked the World: MADONNA, LIKE A PRAYER

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2810:00P Videos That Rocked the World: AEROSMITH, WALK THIS WAY

THURSDAY, NOV. 2910:00P Videos That Rocked the World: OK GO, HERE IT GOES AGAIN

FRIDAY, NOV. 3010:00P Videos That Rocked the World: GUNS N' ROSES, WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

MONDAY, DEC. 310:00P Videos That Rocked the World: VAN HALEN, HOT FOR TEACHER

TUESDAY, DEC. 410:00P Videos That Rocked the World: BRITNEY SPEARS, BABY ONE MORE TIME

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 510:00P Videos That Rocked the World: PUBLIC ENEMY, FIGHT THE POWER


FRIDAY, DEC. 710:00P Videos That Rocked the World: BEASTIE BOYS, FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT


Can we take a second to admire this:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Celebrate it with your favorite celebretards:

this will be the last week that we hold stolentransmission at angels & kings.
our time there has been amazing, but our friends are kinda... in need of a scummier place to throw down at.

so if you need a nice place to go on friday's -- definitely go to angels and kings. the staff is amazing and sweet -- everyone from the bartenders, the doormen, and the owners (many of whom are good friends of mine).

if you need a place where you're gonna need to wait a long time in a bathroom line cos some excited couple is playing doctor in the bathroom while the person next to you is sneaking a flask to their lips -- then come to THE HANGER BAR next week and welcome stolen transmission and the tarts of pleasure to our new digs.


I would really love to know all of your thoughts on this news story from Yahoo!:

Saudis defend punishment for rape victim

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi judiciary on Tuesday defended a court verdict that sentenced a 19-year-old victim of a gang rape to six months in jail and 200 lashes because she was with an unrelated male when they were attacked.

The Shiite Muslim woman had initially been sentenced to 90 lashes after being convicted of violating Saudi Arabia's rigid Islamic law requiring segregation of the sexes.

But in considering her appeal of the verdict, the Saudi General Court increased the punishment. It also roughly doubled prison sentences for the seven men convicted of raping the woman, Saudi news media said last week.

The reports triggered an international outcry over the Saudis punishing the victim of a terrible crime.

But the Ministry of Justice stood by the verdict Tuesday, saying that "charges were proven" against the woman for having been in a car with a man who was not her relative.

The ministry implied the victim's sentence was increased because she spoke out to the press. "For whoever has an objection on verdicts issued, the system allows an appeal without resorting to the media," said the statement, which was carried on the official Saudi Press Agency.

The attack occurred in 2006. The victim says she was in a car with a male student she used to know trying to retrieve a picture of her. She says two men got into the car and drove them to a secluded area where she was raped by seven men. Her friend also was assaulted.

Justice in Saudi Arabia is administered by a system of religious courts according to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law.

Judges have wide discretion in punishing criminals, rules of evidence are vague and sometimes no defense lawyer is present. The result, critics say, are sentences left to the whim of judges. A rapist, for instance, could receive anywhere from a light sentence to death.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack avoided directly criticizing the Saudi judiciary over the case, but said the verdict "causes a fair degree of surprise and astonishment."

"It is within the power of the Saudi government to take a look at the verdict and change it," McCormack said.

Canada's minister for women's issues, Jose Verger, has called the sentence "barbaric."

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the verdict "not only sends victims of sexual violence the message that they should not press charges, but in effect offers protection and impunity to the perpetrators."

I'm horrified by this. I understand that other countries have standards and ideals that are different than ours, and that they their laws are based on different ideals, but i'm completely disgusted by this. What can other countries do to protect the rights of women in this situation? I feel like America should be doing more. I feel like I should be doing more. I applaud the woman for going forward and speaking with the press even though it caused her penalties to be doubled. It took a lot of courage, and hopefully it will open the eyes of everyone else in the world. Its not only the Saudis who are like this -- I was reading an article about Zahara Jolie-Pitt's birth mother in Ethiopia who said she was raped and had to keep that a secret
because rape victims are looked down on.

a special thanks to Mary-Louise for offering up ways that everyone can help:

Here are a few women's rights orgs who concentrate on women in the world if you're interested in getting involved somehow:

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Address: The University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31905
Israel Contact Person: Claudia Goodich-Avram
Tel: 972-4-8240318 Fax: 972-4-8249014
Email: Website: Project for the Advancement of Women in Israel, Haifa, Israel, provides women from all sectors of Israeli society opportunity, information and access to subjects that can help them advance personally, professionally, financially and socially. The Women who come to project KIDMA include among others Jews and Arabs, new immigrants, students, and professionals dealing with women's issues such as sexual harassment. KIDMA is a non profit organization located at The University of Haifa.

Women's Solidarity Association of Iran
Address: P.O. Box 13165-117 Tehran, Iran
Tel: 98-21-641-3636
Fax: 98-21-640-6840
A women's human rights organization working for the progress of the women of Iran through advocacy and awareness raising on the national and international levels.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Ollie Stone from the Oohlas has a pretty amazing flickr account. I recommend you head over there and waste an hour of your life.

Friday, November 9, 2007



put it on now!

they're live webcasting. just did a joy division/new order cover of "ceremony" ... its all pretty fucking hilarious.

thanks jason productshopnyc for the link!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I love Amy Winehouse, but until she cleans up her act and starts pronouncing words again, the world will be taken over by DUFFY.

All you need to do is hear "Rockferry" (if that link doesnt work, go to her myspace page.

Shit was produced by Bernard Butler.
I wrote about her before right here in September.


Scott Stereogum... if you're reading this -- YOU MUST LISTEN!

Friday, November 2, 2007


How glam is she?


A bunch of months ago I did this Grammy's sponsored panel at Pace University where me and a few other peers of mine discussed digital music. There's was this one really young kid who sat in the front and center that asked the best questions. He talked about Bob Dylan and Hip Hop. Everyone on the panel was instantly enamored with him and so after the panel I asked him to intern for me... even though he was clearly really young, I figured that there was something I could learn from this kid or vice versa. Either way, I wanted to take him under my wing cos he was something special. His name was Marcus.

So after a couple of meetings and conversations with his mom (because he was only 14), she decided to let her son intern for us during the summer instead of going to Summer Camp. "He'd kill me if i didnt let him work here," she told me.

In Marcus' first week of working here he met Jay Z. He was so excited he was basically shaking and bowed down to Hova. In his second week he came in and we had this conversation:

"Do you mind if I don't come in on wednesday?"
"Sure, what are you up to?"
"I'm going to LA to do a photo shoot on Thursday for Teen Vogue."
"Oh awesome! What for?"
"I did this movie about Bob Dylan and I guess it's doing press now."
"Neat. Like on your own or something? For school?"
"No... it's like a movie someone else did."
"Oh cool and you act in it? Who do you play?"
"Bob Dylan."
"Huh?" (Mind you, Marcus is Black)
"I play Bob Dylan... like in his Woodie Guthrie stage. A bunch of people play him."
"Who else?"
"Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchette, Christian Bale, Richard Gere..."
"Oh my God! It's like a real movie? That's awesome."

So... Please be sure to check out I'M NOT THERE on November 21 and preview this trailer for the movie (check out trailer 2 to see Marcus Carl Franklin).

And you can see Marcus perform next week! Click here to get tickets

Thursday, November 1, 2007


November 2 at Angels and Kings. You might get treated to some very special guest DJs, so come down. Maybe you'll DJ.